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Letter to the Editor: Who are the Board of Trustees and what do they do? Board of Trustee Chair Nancy Serrurier answers student questions

Cameron Conner and Nikki Delgado

February 13, 2020

During the week of Nov. 4, 2019, the Whitman College Board of Trustees convened on campus for their first meeting of the year. As Whitman’s highest governing body, the trustees meet to oversee the long-term development of the college and discuss how best to ensure its future sustainability. In the...

What Makes a Metric

Chris Hankin, News Editor

February 25, 2018

Folks in the Whitman community may have glossed right over the word “metric” in President Murray’s most recent email following the Board of Trustees February meeting. “Metrics” only warranted two mentions, though hashing out specifics over their implementation is sure to prove contentious. The...

Nancy Serrurier– On The Record

Rachel Needham, News Reporter

February 14, 2018

On February 7th, Wire reporter Rachel Needham sat down with Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees Nancy Serrurier to chat about her ambitions for Whitman. Serrurier has been on the Board for eight years, beginning when her son was a Sophomore at Whitman. She will take over from incumbent Brad McMurchie...

Trustees Make First Visit of Spring Semester

Trustees Make First Visit of Spring Semester

Chris Hankin, News Editor

February 7, 2018

On February 7th, Trustees met with students for dialogue on a wide variety of topics including the mission statement, next year’s budget, fundraising, and metrics with which they can assess progress towards fulfillment of the strategic priorities. Between February 7th and 9th the Board will hold the...

Divestment Policy Working Group Solicits Feedback on Framework

Sara Platnick

April 7, 2016

The Divestment Policy Working Group is asking for community input on their proposed framework for assessing proposals for divestment.

College considers socially responsible investing

Ellen Ivens-Duran

January 28, 2016

In response to student pressure, Whitman’s administration announced the formation of the Divestment Policy Working Group via email on Tuesday.

Search Committee Prepares to Pick Next President

Search Committee Prepares to Pick Next President

Ben Caldwell

April 10, 2014

The moment that President Bridges announced his imminent resignation in February, wheels were set in motion to find his successor. The search will be nationwide and exhaustive, and it will require hard work, expertise and months of dedicated service from those chosen to serve on the presidential search committe...

Search Begins for New Assistant Vice President of Communications

Karah Kemmerly

March 21, 2013

Spring has brought some changes for the Whitman Office of Communications. By the start of next school year, the office will have a new assistant vice president of communications and a new web content specialist. Previous Web Content Specialist Phil Thompson recently left Whitman so that he could focus...

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